Do you go into your childbirth's class rooms and teach them about winter Solstice? Do you get upset byt hem learning about Christmas and the other more common winter holidays? At my sons school they always have one mom who comes in and talks about Hanukkah and this year a parent came in to about talk Kwanzaa as well... Have you ever done this? I just wondered. I would be fine with it if you did. I like it that my son can learn so much about other peoples faiths or practices.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Dec. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by flower_angel at 1:34 PM on Dec. 17, 2009
Answer by nysa00 at 1:01 PM on Dec. 13, 2009
Ya know (giving this some more thought) what upset me about Christmas at school when my daughter was younger (she is a teen now & can handle things herself) was the attitude behind it all. There would be a Christmas party, a Christmas tree, a Christmas pageant, Christmas carols sung in music class & so on. Then "other" holidays might be mentioned briefly as if it were some strange thing that people who didn't know any better celebrated in far away places. There was always the implied message that Christmas was what normal people celebrated & people who celebrated something else were freakish and/or stupid. I know this was the message that got through, whether intended or not, because it was how kids at her school reacted when they found out my daughter celebrated something else.
Answer by nysa00 at 1:15 PM on Dec. 13, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Dec. 13, 2009